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Barry has spent the last 22 years practicing law in Houston, Texas.   Prior to co-founding McFadden Trachtenberg in 2016, Barry worked as outside counsel at two of the largest firms in the United States and as Vice President & Associate General Counsel of ExpressJet Airlines (NYSE: XJT), one of the largest commercial air carriers in the United States, and as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Landry’s, Inc., a national leader in dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming.    Barry is recognized for his ability to analyze and provide guidance to his clients from both a business and legal perspective, and this talent led to his co-leading the corporate development team at ExpressJet and becoming the youngest Vice President in the company’s long history. 

Barry's co-founding of the firm stemmed from the desire to break free from the many challenges that come from serving clients in the large firm environment.  He takes great pride in practicing in an environment focusing on maximizing client relationships – instead of maximizing billable hours.   As a result, Barry is driven to provide personal, practical, business-oriented and cost-effective guidance his clients. 

Barry’s diverse background enables him to provide a broad range of guidance in numerous practice areas.  For example, Barry frequently works with clients on a variety of contractual and other legal matters, including:

  • Outside general counsel services

  • Buy and sell-side mergers and acquisitions transactions

  • Construction, engineering and procurement arrangements in the energy, chemical, entertainment and recreational industries

  • Golf course construction and project management

  • Commercial lending matters, representing both lenders and borrowers

  • Hospitality, gaming and entertainment transactions

  • Franchise and development arrangements

  • Real estate and leasing matters

  • Automated teller machine industry matters

  • Aviation matters

  • Board of Directors and shareholder issues

  • Service, consulting and licensing agreements

  • Intellectual property agreements

  • Hedging and fixed forward pricing arrangements

  • Annual and quarterly reports, proxy filings, earnings releases, press releases and other public filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Various restructuring and bankruptcy related matters

  • Litigation strategy and management


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (2002)

B.B.A, The University of Texas at Austin (1998)​



Fun Facts

Barry and a partner finished in 3rd place in the prestigious Westgate Las Vegas NFL SuperContest in 2015, besting nearly 1,800 other entrants for a payday of $181,335.   Barry has also written numerous articles for and has been featured in several articles on

Contact Information

713-533-8790 (office)

832-442-5430 (fax)

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